Musings

September Ramblings

It's time to plan for 2022. How many books to write? Conferences to attend? What long term goals fill the upcoming year? Which short term ones occupy the quarters?Taking stock keeps focus on the front burner. August, with its conferences and a book launch, wore me out. I sat with my goals and my brain,… Continue reading September Ramblings

Conferences, Musings

Peopling post-Covid and a free book opportunity!

As an elite author at the Orlando Reads Books conference, I sat panels, events, and a big signing. My first large scale event since 2019, and I felt rusty. Hell, I was rusty. I'd sat in my safe places and wrote five books, waiting for this virus to stop sickening and killing people I liked.… Continue reading Peopling post-Covid and a free book opportunity!

Book releases, Free reads, Musings

B4R Bookstore features Winnie Winkle, and other news

I've discovered a new book retailer, and am excited to announce that B4R Bookstore now features Winnie Winkle. I've got a special deal for you to take advantage of, if you are looking to save a few bucks. I've listed my entire catalog of books on B4R, and you can purchase both paperbacks and ebooks… Continue reading B4R Bookstore features Winnie Winkle, and other news

Musings

On the Road and in the World

Last Saturday we hit the road to eat good southern BBQ. explore, and check a few work related boxes. First stop was Alabama, to visit with striking mine workers; it was an eye opening experience. Their strike is based around how, when the mining company faced bankruptcy, the miners and other mine workers stepped up,… Continue reading On the Road and in the World

Musings, Writing

Riding Storms and Other Musings

Writing books has flow and meaning. Lightning shivers my timbers, literally, since I live on a boat, in Florida, the lightning capital of the world. Storms, big ones, are a great way to disengage your ego and relax into your role as part of a greater whole. Once the big flashy stuff passes, the healing… Continue reading Riding Storms and Other Musings

Book releases, Musings

Family Time and Finding Balance

My Sweet Man's grandson's are here, and we're afloat in the seas of family time and finding balance. Book launches, specifically Boogie Beach for me, and heavy lifting at work for him means this stolen weekend with these young men is a gratifying and needed break. Balance isn't about measures, it's not a fifty percent… Continue reading Family Time and Finding Balance

Book releases, Musings, New authors to try

Morning Musings: Writing, Coffee, and Oddities

Coffee and I go way back. Spending an early morning musing over life's oddities is an integral part of accepting another crack, in the form of a sunrise, at life. In taking a pause before the day grows hectic, I get a smidge of time for myself and that micro centering sets me up to… Continue reading Morning Musings: Writing, Coffee, and Oddities

Musings, Writing

Marketing is Hard, and Other Things to Wine About

Self publishing, then marketing, is hard. The learning curve, in my case, requires wine, grousing, and an occasional frustrated stomp to the kitchen for nibbles. Mastering new skills, especially learning marketing on platforms that constantly change, is definitely on my list of things to wine about. That said, the best thing about wine... is friends!… Continue reading Marketing is Hard, and Other Things to Wine About

Musings

Adventure Time!

When my kids were small we were junkies for the Adventure Time show. Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and their post apocalyptic shenanigans were a hoot and we loved them. Adventure takes many forms, some grand, some internal, but embracing adventure is accepting change as your norm. It's choosing to diverge from safe and… Continue reading Adventure Time!

Musings, Writing

Sea Changes: Author craft, stories and genre

Many authors I'm privileged to call friends write beautiful stories within a single genre. Words flow and tales spin depicting sci-fi romance, fantasy, suspense or crime, or sizzling paranormal romance full of dragons and shifters. I wrote five of the latter, and it's a fun genre. One, Two, Three, Four, Five! But it's not my… Continue reading Sea Changes: Author craft, stories and genre